Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has called on the people of the state not to panic, assuring them of his administration’s determination to protect the lives and property of residents.

Also, the governor vowed to do everything legally to improve and protect the collective aspirations of the people, saying he deserves to serve out his tenure.

Fubara said these while addressing members of the Family Support Group, who were on a solidarity visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Wednesday to declare their support for his administration.

Family Support Group is an assemblage of well-meaning Rivers youths, women and men drawn from the three senatorial districts and 23 local government areas, with the aim of protecting, promoting and defending the interests of the state.

This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Nelson Chukwudi.

Fubara, who was represented by the state Head of the Civil Service, Dr. George Nwaeke, said that the government is for youths, women, men, and every well-meaning Nigerian who wishes the state well.

He assured them that his administration would not disappoint them and would deliver good governance and quality services across all sectors.

Fubara said it was gratifying to see such youths showing undying interest in government and willing to defend their votes.

He said they, therefore, desired his tenure completed without interruption.

He stated, “The whole land of Rivers State stands in affirmation that we won the election fairly and deserve to serve out our full tenure. There is not going to be anything that will cut short the popular mandate that you all gave to this administration.

“Just about within weeks of assuming office, His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, flagged off the Port Harcourt Ring Road project that will transverse six local governments. It will be completed within 36 months. But I think it will be completed before the time because the progress of work we have seen is beyond what we were thinking.

“The official main Trans-Kalabari Road will start very soon and will begin from Port Harcourt. A lot of plans have been made for that road, and very soon, you will see contractors on site, and Rivers State will be opened.

“Just yesterday, you heard in the news also that the governor has commenced the construction of the Elele-Egbeda-Omoku Road. That road was initially done with one lane, but now, he is going to dualise it. The government has already awarded the contract.”

Fubara emphasised that his administration is pro-youth and pro-human beings and determined to maintain that level of empathy and inclusivity that offers succour to the people.

He added, “I, therefore, want to thank you for the promise you have made, and I want you to remain unshakable. Keep your word of defending him at all times.

“When you hear anything outside, be bold, defend the Governor, and tell the people the things you know about him. Tell them what you know he has done to develop the state and the people.”

In his address, the President General of Family Support Group, Mr Henry Abraham, recalled that during the 2023 elections, they were encouraged to vote and defend their votes because the process was violence-free and credible.

Abraham said, “When we defend our votes, we will also defend the man we voted for. We are a Family Support Group, Rivers State belongs to all of us. Rivers State is not a personal estate of one man; it’s for all Rivers people.

“Sir Siminalayi Fubara, stand firm. The Family Support Group is with you. All the wards’ coordinators are with you. All the wards’ executives are with you. All the LGA coordinators are with you. All the officers of the National Executive Committee are with you. All our leaders are with you, and the PDP is with you.”